Level 3 Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

Qualification Overview

This qualification is for people who work with or look after children, enabling them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with paediatric first aid situations, illnesses, injuries and emergencies.

Note: This qualification fulfills Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within The Child Care Register guide).


The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of Paediatric first aid situations•

Paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies

Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in situations which can arise when looking after children.


This qualification comprises 2 mandatory units with a total value of 3 credits and 22 guided learning hours,  6x Assessments and 2 Multiple choice question papers

*GLH are a guide to the estimated hours an average Learner would study to gain the unit. This does not have to be face-to-face instructional time and can include self-directed study at home, such as reading course hand outs and further self-study.

Learners must complete both units successfully to achieve the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)


All practical and written assessments must be passed to gain the qualification.

Minimum contact teaching hours apply to this qualification (to comply with First Aid Awarding OrganisationForum), initial training should be delivered in no less than 12 hours (2 days) excluding breaks.

Requalification training should be delivered in no less than 12 hours (2 days) excluding breaks.

Note: Requalification is actually the original course.

Intended audience

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community

Activities, to provide first aid to children (including babies) when dealing with:•

An emergency situation•

Chronic or sudden Paediatric illness•

Paediatric injury

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a Minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Please view our Level 3 Paediatric On-Site training price list on the course price drop down tab.

As we said last night, all the girls have found this one of the, if not the best first aid course that we have done. Now we have our own junior mannequin to practice on we hope that in a year’s time when you come back we will all be real dab hands at our DRsABC !!!!! as well as the other areas of First Aid that we have discussed on this course.

We wish you all the best and will spread the word that Peers & Rooney Training is the one to go with .

Sam…Foundation Nursery School

” Our Paediatric First Aid course was conducted over 4 sessions giving us greater flexibility.  We found there was lots of information to take in which was made fun to learn.  The course was conducted in an informal way but at the same time very professional “

Vicki Brown - LaMaternelle Day Nursery 

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